File # Whistler media briefs ending Jan 31 2020
2020-02-04 15:01 PST

Motor vehicle hit and run

On January 28, 2020, at 03:15 AM, Whistler RCMP responded to a call of a hit and run in the 8000 block of Rainbow Dr. The police learned that the victim was awakened at approximately 02:30 AM to the sound of a loud crash. The victim looked outside and saw a dark coloured SUV backing up from the driveway and drive away, heading south on Rainbow Dr. The collision has caused significant damage to the victim’s vehicle and front end damage to the suspect SUV. Whistler RCMP are asking if anyone has any further information regarding this investigation to please contact the Whistler RCMP at 604 932-3044 or Crimestoppers.

Fail to stop

On January 28, 2020, at approximately 1:20 PM, Whistler RCMP attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Market place parking lot of a vehicle who had license plates attached that were not registered to the vehicle. The vehicle immediately fled the area and headed south on Highway 99 toward Vancouver. No pursuit was initiated but observations and communications were made between Whistler RCMP and Squamish RCMP that the vehicle was headed their way. Squamish RCMP located the vehicle as it entered Squamish and again the vehicle fled in a dangerous manner southbound on Highway 99. The RCMP notified the West Vancouver Police and Police Helicopter ‘AIR 1’ who were able to follow the suspect vehicle to the West Vancouver Park Royal Mall.

As a result of this coordinated police response, four people were safely taken into custody. The four male individuals in their 20’s are from the Lower Mainland and are known to police with one male being wanted Canada Wide for forcible confinement out of Ontario.

The Whistler RCMP wish to thank our policing partners, Squamish RCMP, Sea to Sky Traffic Services, AIR 1, West Vancouver Police and sharp eyed members of the public for their assistance in bringing this event to a safe and successful conclusion.

Released by

S/Sgt. Paul Hayes

North Zone Commander
Sea to Sky Detachment RCMP Whistler/Pemberton
4315 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B49
Office: 604-932-3044

Email: paul.hayes@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


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